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We didn't have the time nor inclination to go for much of a hike, but a short walk from a small car... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Sicilian' Grand Canyon

This place is very very interesting for a multitudes of aspects. Historically talking Pantalica... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Tonino G
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Hiking in the magical Anapo river valley, you come upon steep cliff sides that are dotted with thousands of rock-cut tombs dating from the 13th century BC.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't have the time nor inclination to go for much of a hike, but a short walk from a small car park gave us good views of an impressive limestone gorge, with hundreds of 15th-7th century BCE tombs cut into it. Impressive scenery and...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This place is very very interesting for a multitudes of aspects. Historically talking Pantalica represent one of the most important prehistoric archaeological site. Over than 5000 graves carved into the rocks. Naturally is a beautiful place that offers stunning landscapes, the biodiversity, the River, the...More

4  Thank Tonino G
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This place should be listed under things to do in Syracuse. Leave town and go for a day of silence in this park. Mountains, heritage, nature, rivers. It is not easy to find, but once you are there you will not regret if you like...More

2  Thank besf
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We drove our rental car 36km northeast from the Kalura B&B in Palazzolo Acreide. Our goal was the very end of the paved road/lane going east from Ferla, finding a blue sign marked Ferla Pantalica Sortino and to the side Anaktoron/Necropoli Nord. It was a...More

2  Thank Gene J
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We visited Pantalica on a Sunday morning hoping that the early start would avoid the crowds only to find that we were the only people there. The temperature was over 35 degrees and we had been advised to go for the less taxing route so...More

3  Thank GavenKent
Reviewed 25 June 2017

A good overview of the necropolis. Our walk through this UNESCO site to see the tombs is relatively accessible and not as challenging as the more intensive route. However, the view is more superficial. Either way, it's a pleasant outing and a good opportunity to...More

1  Thank Monique H
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Tired of the shoulder to shoulder crowds of tourists in Siracusa, we donned our hiking boots and came here to marvel at the thousands of tombs carved into the canyon walls. We came via Ferla driving to the absolute end of the road to the...More

1  Thank torquecom
Reviewed 30 May 2017

My wife and I visited the Necropolis di Pantalica near Palazzolo Acreide during a two-week vacation in Sicily. We approached it from the direction of Ferla. However, with hindsight, it may have been better to come via Sortino, as I understand the approach it much...More

1  Thank Richard_Harpum
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Let me explain. Firstly, this is an UNESCO world heritage site. So, expectations can be high. As I said let me explain the following: what you should expect, where to go for your visit and what you can take from it. If you are going...More

2  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This was such a cool day for our multi generation family. Read many reviews of how tricky it was both to find and to navigate and some of that is true. But we followed the signs from Ferla and did as suggested by following signs...More

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Not that I am aware of. The area is approached from two car parks. At the one we parked at there was a hut at the entrance which had a couple of chaps in it, plus an area for information - though no leaflets to be found. A... More